About the Instructors

Edwin A. Cluster, Jr., Master Electrician
Edwin is currently working as a Senior Electrical Estimator in Baltimore, Maryland. He began his career as an electrician at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, Maryland. In 1970 he took a job with an electrical contractor and began apprenticeship school. He received his masters’ electrical license in Anne Arundel County in 1975. Two years later he began his own contracting company which grew to 30 employees and remained open for 23 years. During this time, Ed was very active in the Associated Builders and Contractors where he was on the Apprenticeship Committee, chairman of the Electrical Subcontractor Committee and served on the Board of Directors. He eventually became the Chairman of the Board for one year. Ed sold his company and moved on to a large electrical contracting company to assume the responsibilities of the VP of Operations. At this time, he also began teaching at night as an electrical apprenticeship instructor, where he taught fourth year electrical students for 12 years. He has been teaching CEU classes for the past three years for ABC Baltimore.


James Gernhart, Master Electrician
James is a Licensed Maryland State Fire Marshall Electrical Code Inspector, ICC Residential and Commercial Electrical Code Inspector and a retired Superintendent of Electrical Inspections City of Baltimore. In his over 30 years of experience as an instructor, he has taught apprenticeship classes for the BCJAP Apprenticeship Program and inspection classes for the City of Baltimore DHCD Electrical Inspectors. James brings valuable experience to the classroom from every aspect of commercial and residential construction.


Brett Warner, Master Electrician

Brett had worked for several local electrical contractors before joining the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) in 1989. Since he has worked for multiple departments including: Underground Lines, Relay Control and Data Acquisition, Metering & Installation (M&I) and Strategic Customer Engineering-Customer Substations. Currently, Brett is the I&C Meter Inspector for Baltimore City in M&I, serves on the Maryland State Board of Master Electricians and has held his State of Maryland Master License since 1997.


John Woodall, Master Electrician

With over 40 years of involvement in the Electrical industry, John has been a Master Electrician since 1971 and has been instructing electrical training courses since 1990, when he held the position of instructor at ABC. John is also affiliated with multiple electrical associations where he has held several prestigious positions. John now serves on Maryland State Board of Master Electricians.